Tag Archives: Sexual Abuse

#TBT: What is Trauma?

Happy Thursday! Today I want to revisit a foundational post and a good starting place for further exploration of Treating Trauma. What is Trauma? originally posted on April 8, 2009 What do¬† therapists mean when we talk about trauma? One … Continue reading

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What Causes Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I’ve talked about the diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID), identity disruption¬†and amnesia. What causes DID? How is it related to trauma? These are the topics I’d like to tackle next. If you are questioning whether DID is true … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Love

Love took me surprise one day while hiking up a hill. Someone created this reminder for all who looked down below. Unexpected love in the middle of the (seemingly) empty desert. Definitely a mindful moment! It also reminded me of … Continue reading

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Treating Trauma and the Therapeutic Frame

A reader asks about the therapeutic value of in between session contact with clients with complex trauma. Continue reading

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Sandusky Verdict: Guilt and Responsibility

What responsibility do the rest of us have, individually and as a community, for helping to prevent other acts of abuse? Continue reading

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